Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 is over! The greatest joy was being with all my children, grand children, great grand children, sister, nieces and great niece and nephew-not all at the same time, but maybe it was better that way. Despite the hectic preparations and 2 melt downs the holidays were joyous.

This year we started a tradition which I hope we will continue. Baking with 4 generations!

Another day was spent with grand daughter, Sarah, but I didn't take pictures. We made Yule Kage, rice pudding and chocolate, caramel chex mix.

Playing while waiting for food and presents. Rylea lined up the cars like her uncle used to do-and probably her mother.

 This is what it looked like after opening presents.

Rylea got a set of drums from her uncle Billy who is a drummer with the band Our Life Story. She was a natural!

My Christmas knitting: 
Mittens for Rylea and Dani.

A chicken hat for Sarah.

A headband for Sarah.

An "Olympic" hat for Gloria.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Shawl

This has been fun to wear during the holiday season.

Pattern: In the Land of Oz
Needles: Size 6, US
Yarn: Propaganda Ekaterina. 100% Superwash Merina 3 ply. Colorway: The Holly and the Ivy. A friend of mine has started her own dying business and this is her yarn. I love this yarn.

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